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Resource ID: #21637
Subject: Doctors
Source: Denver Post
Date: 2004-03-08



This investigation found that the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners regularly excuses doctors who have made mistakes in their practices, reserving the harshest discipline for doctors who use drugs, fail to fill out paperwork, or have other problems not directly related to patient care. The board dismisses about 80 percent of the complaints it receives each year, and several cases reviewed by The Post included doctors who received little punishment after patients died or were severely injured. The board and its records are shrouded in secrecy, making it difficult for patients and lawmakers to hold it accountable.

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